Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Professor, Medicine

Emelia Benjamin
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave

Biography

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her AB at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Epidemiology ScM at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and is a clinical cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is author of over 650 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, vascular function, and systemic inflammation. She is multi-Principal Investigator on 2RO1 atrial fibrillation grants [2R01HL092577 & 1R01HL128914], and is the Center and Training Director on an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network on Atrial Fibrillation. She also is MPI on 2 mobile Health grants (1R01HL141434 and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, and is Co-Director of the Medical Endpoints Committee. She was Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study’s ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study.

In addition to her research, she is Assistant Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. She co-designed and co-leads Faculty Development Programs for Early, Mid-Career, Under-Represented Ethnic and Racial, Women, and Clinical leaders. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators. She also won the 2020 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

An active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1992, she has served on a variety of local and national Committees. She is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update.

She received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award, the 2016 AHA Gold Heart Award, the 2016 Population Research Prize, the 2019 Laennec Clinician/ Educator Lecturer, and the Genomics and Precision Medicine 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award. She Chairs of the Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Assistant Provost for Faculty Development, Boston University Medical Campus
  • Primary Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScM

Publications

  • Published on 6/10/2020

    Oshunbade AA, Yimer WK, Valle KA, Clark D, Kamimura D, White WB, DeFilippis AP, Blaha MJ, Benjamin EJ, O'Brien EC, Mentz RJ, Fox ER, O'Mara CS, Butler J, Correa A, Hall ME. Cigarette Smoking and Incident Stroke in Blacks of the Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Jun 16; 9(12):e014990. PMID: 32517526.

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  • Published on 6/8/2020

    Al-Khatib SM, Benjamin EJ, Albert CM, Alonso A, Chauhan C, Chen PS, Curtis AB, Desvigne-Nickens P, Ho JE, Lam CSP, Link MS, Patton KK, Redfield MM, Rienstra M, Rosenberg Y, Schnabel R, Spertus JA, Stevenson LW, Hills MT, Voors AA, Cooper LS, Go AS. Advancing Research on the Complex Interrelations Between Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: A Report From a US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Virtual Workshop. Circulation. 2020 Jun 09; 141(23):1915-1926. PMID: 32511001.

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  • Published on 6/1/2020

    Shea MK, Barger K, Booth SL, Matuszek G, Cushman M, Benjamin EJ, Kritchevsky SB, Weiner DE. Vitamin K status, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality: a participant-level meta-analysis of 3 US cohorts. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 06 01; 111(6):1170-1177. PMID: 32359159.

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  • Published on 5/26/2020

    Di Frances CD, Childs E, Fetterman JL, Villanti AC, Stanton CA, Russo AR, Hirsch GA, Solis AC, Benjamin EJ. Implementing and Evaluating a Mentor Training to Improve Support for Early-Career Scholars in Tobacco Regulatory Science. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 May 26; 22(6):1041-1045. PMID: 31095330.

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  • Published on 5/21/2020

    Ntalla I, Weng LC, Cartwright JH, Hall AW, Sveinbjornsson G, Tucker NR, Choi SH, Chaffin MD, Roselli C, Barnes MR, Mifsud B, Warren HR, Hayward C, Marten J, Cranley JJ, Concas MP, Gasparini P, Boutin T, Kolcic I, Polasek O, Rudan I, Araujo NM, Lima-Costa MF, Ribeiro ALP, Souza RP, Tarazona-Santos E, Giedraitis V, Ingelsson E, Mahajan A, Morris AP, Del Greco M F, Foco L, Gögele M, Hicks AA, Cook JP, Lind L, Lindgren CM, Sundström J, Nelson CP, Riaz MB, Samani NJ, Sinagra G, Ulivi S, Kähönen M, Mishra PP, Mononen N, Nikus K, Caulfield MJ, Dominiczak A, Padmanabhan S, Montasser ME, O'Connell JR, Ryan K, Shuldiner AR, Aeschbacher S, Conen D, Risch L, Thériault S, Hutri-Kähönen N, Lehtimäki T, Lyytikäinen LP, Raitakari OT, Barnes CLK, Campbell H, Joshi PK, Wilson JF, Isaacs A, Kors JA, van Duijn CM, Huang PL, Gudnason V, Harris TB, Launer LJ, Smith AV, Bottinger EP, Loos RJF, Nadkarni GN, Preuss MH, Correa A, Mei H, Wilson J, Meitinger T, Müller-Nurasyid M, Peters A, Waldenberger M, Mangino M, Spector TD, Rienstra M, van de Vegte YJ, van der Harst P, Verweij N, Kääb S, Schramm K, Sinner MF, Strauch K, Cutler MJ, Fatkin D, London B, Olesen M, Roden DM, Benjamin Shoemaker M, Gustav Smith J, Biggs ML, Bis JC, Brody JA, Psaty BM, Rice K, Sotoodehnia N, De Grandi A, Fuchsberger C, Pattaro C, Pramstaller PP, Ford I, Wouter Jukema J, Macfarlane PW, Trompet S, Dörr M, Felix SB, Völker U, Weiss S, Havulinna AS, Jula A, Sääksjärvi K, Salomaa V, Guo X, Heckbert SR, Lin HJ, Rotter JI, Taylor KD, Yao J, de Mutsert R, Maan AC, Mook-Kanamori DO, Noordam R, Cucca F, Ding J, Lakatta EG, Qian Y, Tarasov KV, Levy D, Lin H, Newton-Cheh CH, Lunetta KL, Murray AD, Porteous DJ, Smith BH, Stricker BH, Uitterlinden A, van den Berg ME, Haessler J, Jackson RD, Kooperberg C, Peters U, Reiner AP, Whitsel EA, Alonso A, Arking DE, Boerwinkle E, Ehret GB, Soliman EZ, Avery CL, Gogarten SM, Kerr KF, Laurie CC, Seyerle AA, Stilp A, Assa S, Abdullah Said M, Yldau van der Ende M, Lambiase PD, Orini M, Ramirez J, Van Duijvenboden S, Arnar DO, Gudbjartsson DF, Holm H, Sulem P, Thorleifsson G, Thorolfsdottir RB, Thorsteinsdottir U, Benjamin EJ, Tinker A, Stefansson K, Ellinor PT, Jamshidi Y, Lubitz SA, Munroe PB. Multi-ancestry GWAS of the electrocardiographic PR interval identifies 202 loci underlying cardiac conduction. Nat Commun. 2020 May 21; 11(1):2542. PMID: 32439900.

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  • Published on 4/30/2020

    Obisesan OH, Osei AD, Uddin SMI, Dzaye O, Cainzos-Achirica M, Mirbolouk M, Orimoloye OA, Sharma G, Al Rifai M, Stokes A, Bhatnagar A, El Shahawy O, Benjamin EJ, DeFilippis AP, Blaha MJ. E-Cigarette Use Patterns and High-Risk Behaviors in Pregnancy: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016-2018. Am J Prev Med. 2020 Apr 30. PMID: 32362509.

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  • Published on 4/24/2020

    Brunner KT, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Benjamin EJ, Long MT. Increasing liver fat is associated with progression of cardiovascular risk factors. Liver Int. 2020 Jun; 40(6):1339-1343. PMID: 32301571.

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  • Published on 4/7/2020

    Khurshid S, Trinquart L, Weng LC, Hulme OL, Guan W, Ko D, Schwab K, Rost NS, Al-Alusi MA, Benjamin EJ, Ellinor PT, Anderson CD, Lubitz SA. Atrial Fibrillation Risk and Discrimination of Cardioembolic From Noncardioembolic Stroke. Stroke. 2020 May; 51(5):1396-1403. PMID: 32252601.

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  • Published on 3/31/2020

    Staerk L, Preis SR, Lin H, Casas JP, Lunetta K, Weng LC, Anderson CD, Ellinor PT, Lubitz SA, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Novel Risk Modeling Approach of Atrial Fibrillation With Restricted Mean Survival Times: Application in the Framingham Heart Study Community-Based Cohort. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2020 Apr; 13(4):e005918. PMID: 32228064.

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  • Published on 3/5/2020

    Sherer JA, Huang Q, Kiel DP, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Atrial Fibrillation and the Risk of Subsequent Fracture. Am J Med. 2020 Mar 05. PMID: 32147449.

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